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Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of Chevrolet
Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of Chevrolet
Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of Chevrolet
Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of Chevrolet
Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of Chevrolet
Chevrolet Volt, courtesy of Chevrolet

Description

The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid (or extended range electric vehicle), powered by an 111kW (149hp) electric motor and and 84hp gasoline engine. The second generation Volt is now available, which includes many improovements such as longer range, reduce price, and seating for five. The Volt's 18.4kWh battery that will take the car 53 miles before the gasoline engine kicks in to take the car another 370 miles. In hybrid mode, the Volt will achieve 42 MPG and in electric mode the Volt will consume 31kWh/100 mi (106 MPG equivalent). 

Specs

Vehicle Type: 
Cars & Trucks
Drivetrain: 
PHEV
Range: 
53 mi
Target: 
Now Available
Top Speed: 
100 mph
Connector Type: 
J1772
Price (USD): 
$33,220

Comments

Anonymous's picture

Horse versus gas car versus plugin hybrid car

Most folks can't comprehend change. Thankfully, the rest of us do. We no longer ride horses for traveling. The advent of the gasoline car changed how fast and how far we could travel. Pollution is directly proportional to how far and how fast we travel. Plugin hybrid cars are a step in the right direction to get us off fossil fuels. Why? Because even though you and I may survive the air pollution and massive global warming, our children are highly unlikely to survive. Humans need clean, oxygen rich air to breathe and our bodies being mostly water, can only stand temperatures that do not exceed 140F for short periods of time. Using fossil fuels is creating a world that will soon be like a giant sauna....unless we get our act together. So, driving a hybrid now and electric cars is nothing to do with cost or savings...it is to do with drastically reducing pollution and if it isn't already too late, saving the human race.....starting with our children.
Mark Knudson's picture

Chevy Volt

I've been driving a 2012 Volt for 6 mos now, thanks to a grant from Replace Your Ride, and I love it. I plug it in at night which takes about 30 seconds, then in the AM its ready to go with about 50 miles of charge. The charge builds up as I go down hill to the freeway. If I run out of charge, it automatically kicks into gas mode without a glitch. Its also fun to park it at the free charge station and do work on my computer while it charges. It runs great, has plenty of power and no breakdowns yet!
Imocars's picture

Not bad specs from Chevrolet Volt

This car is quite good and not too big to be a family car, but I think the Chevrolet Volt enough to give comfort to us all.
Future Cars's picture

Chevrolet Volt

Come on are you joking ? My 1987 ford escort got 38 MPG city 47 MPG highway and it cost less than $7,000. 00 Who's kidding who? GM's 3 cyl geo is better than this volt. Quit TRYING to reinvent the wheel and build something that is better than 30 year old technology NOT WORSE
Reckinball's picture

old cars with good mpg vs electrics.

Hi there, I've seen a lot of comments on here about older cars (geo metro's, ford escort's etc.) that get between 40-50mpg versus a modern electric. Old cars are good on many accounts: I used to drive a geo metro 3cyl. manual to get good gas mileage, it was great, cheap maintenance, low cost of gas, ( I was getting about 40 combined, 45 hwy with a 92 geo). wound up in an accident that showed just how unsafe the the tin can is and was lucky my family walked away okay. Switched to a Nissan leaf for my commuter, has a 5 star safety rating, it costs 15$/month (if that) to charge it, and if it weren't on a lease I wouldn't have even gotten another car. maintenance is 50$/6 months. old cars are just that old, and can only do so much, electric and plug in hybrids are where cars are and should be going for commuting (still going to have to have work trucks) To all naysayers of electric and plug in hybrids/extended range electrics, test drive it for a month or a year lease before you write it off completely, you might be surprised that you like it, I've convinced at least 10 people who thought electric cars sucked prior to doing so to change their mind.
Eric's picture

Check this out

Someone figured out how to keep his charger from being stolen. https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/11/5/CM4_bNtjqUWtp_RUupzyMQ2.jpg
Anonymous's picture

Volt

It's a little misleading to say 37 miles per gallon - I'm at 102 miles per gallon in my Volt. If you drive less than 40 miles a day (which 80 percent of Americans fall into this category five days of the week) you don't use any gas at all. But more importantly - this drives like a luxury car. It feels substantial, safe, roomy and looks great. I know Toyota has done a lot to the Prious, but it just feels like a plastic co-cart - I know lots of people love theirs, but once I tried the volt that was it. And with leasing, it turned out to be cheaper than the Prious. Not to mention, you still have to put gas in a Prious. I'll see how long I go on the first tank.Not to mention it's built in Detroit. Good for the USA.
Anonymous-Al's picture

volt

I agree. I owned a prius and it wasn't bad at all. but volt is in a different league. looks, drives and handles better. much more efficient too.
Anonymous's picture

I WISH

I wish other people in this country would "GET IT" - the point that is. I am leasing my Volt today! So far, non-owners told me to "do more research" because they heard bad things about it. Meanwhile, OWNERS have nothing but great things to say. It would seem that if there was something really bad from an owner's mouth, that would get played up, but nothing.
Anonymous's picture

Volt ?

Come on are you joking ? My 1987 ford escort got 38 MPG city 47 MPG highway and it cost less than $7,000. 00 Who's kidding who? GM's 3 cyl geo is better than this volt. Quit TRYING to reinvent the wheel and build something that is better than 30 year old technology NOT WORSE......Hello!

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